Gone Vanilla

15 09 2010

I’ve been absent here for a long time. And, I’ve only popped into Twitter every few weeks to check in. A few people have commented and asked where I’ve been, which was very nice to know that they were thinking of me.

It would be easy for me to blame the sour taste left from a rare online dalliance that ended last year. The incident wounded me, for sure. And, it certainly left me wary of getting close to anyone in these circles again. After it ended, I slowly began to withdraw from this world, afraid to be hurt.

Then, life started to get busy and Vanillaville required my full attention. This made it easier not to come back when I was feeling vulnerable. And harder to come back when I truly missed this kinky, hypersexualized world.

I am still Raven.

Though my time is spent in Vanillaville, I have not given up my kinks. I may not have time to write about my explorations here, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. I’m happy to say that things are better than ever in that department. My husband and I are continuously evolving, and things are very good between us both in, and out, of the bedroom.

That’s about as much of an update as I can manage today. I have not ruled out coming back occasionally to share something sexy. But for now, Vanillaville awaits.


$300 Sex Toy Giveaway

14 05 2010

Although toys have taken a back seat to the sexy new fun I’m having with two men (damn I’m a lucky woman!), I’ve found lately that I’m missing them. Perhaps the best way to shake things up again is to try out some new ones. Isn’t it convenient then that AdultSexToys.com is giving away a $300 shopping spree on May 31st.

Here’s how I’d spend it, if I won:

Fun Factory Layaspot Silver & Black – $57.53
I have heard nothing but wonderful  things about the Layaspot. I don’t have a palm-style clit vibe and would love to play with this. I particularly like that it can be used in the bath.

Vixen Creations Maverick Vixskin Caramel – $101.75

I’ve been looking for a realistic dildo that had some girth, was silicone, and had the right combination of firmness and softness. Ever since I read Epiphora’ s review, I’ve been lusting after a Maverick. I’d love to put this bad boy to work.

LELO Luna Beads – $46.35
I love LELO products, and so it’s only natural that when comparing vaginal exercisers, I should think of them first. I like that there are two different weights with each set of beads so that I can work up from one to the next.

Ophoria Beyond G-Spot Dildo #3 – $50.06
Again, I’ve got to chalk up my lust for this to another Epiphora review for enticing me with a gushing orgasm in 30 seconds or less. Hey, I’m a busy woman!

Aneros MGX – $52.80
This is one of the most highly recommended prostate massagers and it was one of the first designed to look like the symbol formerly known as Prince.

So, head on over there and enter. What toys would you spend $300 on?


LELO INA Follow Up

14 05 2010

, You may recall in my review of the LELO INA (remember the one where I dressed up in a bunny suit?) that I’d had some issues with the silicone sheath coming away from the plastic handle and exposing the inner workings of the vibrator to the elements.

Here’s my update, which you can also read on my other review on Eden Fantasys:

After following up with LELO and sending them pictures of what had happened to the silicone, they quickly, and without question, replaced my unit. There is absolutely no movement of the silicone from the plastic handle on the replacement. So, I’m satisfied that it was just a one-off quality problem and I’m very happy with the service that LELO gave me in having it replaced.

As for the performance, I’m still very satisfied with it. Lately, I haven’t been using toys much, and the time away from them has made me more sensitive. This means that when I tested INA again for this follow up, it pushed me over the edge in under a minute. Um…that’s fast. So, extra marks for giving me insta-orgasms. If you’re someone who wants to make a long afternoon of a session with your favorite toy, then, even at it’s mildest setting, INA might be too intense for you.

product picture
G-spot and clitoral vibrator by LELO
Material: Silicone

For the Ladies Giveaway: Tantus Echo

23 03 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend time here on my blog and visiting my friends’ blogs too. Life in Vanillaville gets busy and poor Raven has to take a back seat (though she doesn’t do so happily, feisty bugger!) So, I’ve dusted myself off, marked the 2000 items in my Google Readers as “read”, poked my head into Twitter and some other networks to let people know I’m still around, and took a quick perusal through this week’s Pleasurists to see what was new on the toy front. Ah, the contests. How I do love  a good sex toy contest.

What I don’t love, however, is the SexToysForLadies site. It just does not work for me. It hangs. And hangs. And refuses to load. And sometimes partially loads. And then changes it’s mind and has a nice long nap until my browser announces that it’s timed out. I’ve tried on Firefox. I’ve tried on Chrome. I’ve tried on Safari. This site has been like this since I entered the first contest I saw from them a year ago. I’ve told the fine people there, and they can’t recreate the problem so, they can’t fix something that isn’t a problem for them. It’s painful and it’s frustrating. And it makes me loathe going to their site.

So, it is a testament to the quality of the prize that I should want to enter the For The Ladies Giveaway to win a Tantus Echo.

It’s beautiful. And I want one.

I want one in me. Over and over and over again. In all it’s shiny, ridgy, purple glory.

I want to do unspeakable things with it as it wrenches orgasm after orgasm from my body.

Maybe then, when I’m shuddering and limp from satisfaction, I’ll glance over at my computer to see that the site has finally loaded. That’s right – the power of the O may just be able to heal the internet.

Laughing Furry

11 02 2010

Try as I might, I never felt sexy as a furry bunny.

But, it was good for a laugh. 🙂

HNT #9

(See more furry bunny pictures in my LELO INA review.)


Play along with Half-Nekkid Thursday at Osbasso‘s and The Other HNT.

Pleasurists #64

10 02 2010

Thanks to Editrix Scarlett Lotus St. Syr for making my LELO INA review the Pleasurists #64 Editor’s Pick.

by Jen Dixon via modelmayhem

Pleasurists is a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days. For updates and information follow our RSS Feed and Twitter.

Did you miss Pleasurists #63? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists #65? Be sure to read our submission guidelines and then you can use our submission form and submit it before Sunday February 7th at 11:59pm PST.

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e[lust] #7

Editor’s Pick

  • LELO Ina by Raven Quince
  • Yes! Yes! Yes! Do it again! Mmmmmm! Wow. Thank you, baby.

    INA has given me insta-orgasms. On my first try, despite not knowing how to work the controller and accidentally attempting to insert both parts of it into me, I fumbled my way to a gushing orgasm in just a few quick minutes. The second trial included my husband’s cock and a butt plug – I came strongly and in no time flat. INA my new best friend.

    Note: Possibly the most adorable LELO review ever! Who doesn’t love to see photos of the reviewer in a bunny suit to celebrate LELO’s awesome rabbit vibe! Seriously, go look at the pictures and read it.


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Brilliant Animated Ad

9 02 2010

If you have 90 seconds, I urge you to watch this highly entertaining new ad.

http://condomunity.com – The new video done by AIDES France is a creative short about a girl and restroom graffities. All video credits and sincere thanks to TBWA France and http://www.aides.org/.